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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Jobs and Economic Growth

With thirty-five years of business experience, creating hundreds of jobs and growing the economy, Congressman Poliquin understands what it takes to build and operate a business and help create jobs.

 

Congressman Poliquin is leading efforts in Congress in to grow and protect jobs in Maine's 2nd District. He supports fiscally responsible pieces of legislation that will stop wasteful government spending and help local job creators grow and hire more workers in Maine.

 

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September 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – A new round of tariffs recently proposed by the Trump Administration to crack down on Chinese intellectual property theft could inadvertently cause significant financial harm to Hussey Seating Company, a family-owned business in North Berwick that manufactures bleachers and auditorium seating for distribution across the globe. 

 

August 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Bruce Poliquin applauded the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) final injury determination in regards to a tariff that was imposed on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper – better known as “newsprint”—that was levied by the Department of Commerce in January on behalf of a single domestic paper mill. The unanimous ruling ends import taxes once as high as 32 percent on newsprint, which negatively affected U.S.

July 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In light of talks between the U.S. and the European Union concerning removing barriers to fairer trade, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is urging the Administration to stand up for Maine’s lobster industry. Congressman Poliquin sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) head Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer urging for Maine lobster to be included in any final trade agreement between the U.S. and the E.U.

 

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on the new investment into the Jay paper mill from Verso, announced today:

 

July 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) testified at an International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing this morning about the urgent crisis facing newspapers, book publishers, and commercial printers in Maine and across the United States. 

 

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) had his amendment to identify and help cut unnecessary costs for Maine’s critical lobster industry unanimously pass the U.S. House of Representatives and added to a major fisheries bill. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) cosponsored the measure.

 

June 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding ND Paper’s investment into the Rumford Paper Mill:

 

June 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) successfully worked to kill an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018 that would have stripped $250 million from Bath Iron Work’s (BIW) DDG-51 destroyer program.

 

The Courtney Amendment failed 144-267 after the Maine lawmakers worked together petitioning their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to reject the measure.

 

June 15, 2018 Press Release

MAINE — Tonight, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin released the following joint statement in response to China’s retaliatory tariffs on American Lobster:

 

June 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced $25 million has been awarded to go toward the Route 9 and I-395 Connector Project that will link the two major transportation arteries in Maine and open better access to Canadian markets and the Interstate highway system.

 

Congressman Poliquin spoke directly with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday by phone about the grant’s approval.